Finally gave birth!!

My baby - My baby boy Matteo
@jewel76 (2305)
Canada
January 27, 2008 10:08pm CST
So it all started at around 1pm on sunday january 20th..i had mild contractions, every 4 to 10 minutes, nothing steady, nothing insupportable..sort of like period cramps, times 10 i'd say. And in the morning, i had some bleeding. So i had called the hospital and they told me it was normal. SO, went to bed on sunday, still with those mild cramps, and woke up in pain at 4:30 in the night, thought i'd die from this terrible cramp!! It was my first real contraction. I timed my contractions afterwards, and they were more and more painful, some of which i couldn't even stay sitting down, i had to bend down forward and lean on my arms and balance my body from left to right..but they still weren't regular, ranging anywhere from 3 minutes to 12 minutes, so when i called the hospital, they told me to stay home...then i called my doc's office, cuz i had an appointement that day (monday, 21st of jan.) and wanted to know if i needed to come in or go to the hospital. When her secretary heard that i was at 40 weeks that day, had some bleeding since the previous morning and contractions, she told me not to take any chances and head on to the ER, which i did, and once there, they told me to go to the Birthing unit!! So there i went, they tested to see if my contractions were the real deal and to see how dilated i was. By then, it was 11h30 am on monday morning, january 21st. So they decided to keep me and induce me, they gave me pitocin, broke my water, gave me the epidural (thank God!!!!!!!) and at 4:43 am on tuesday morning, january 22nd was born our son Matteo!! He weighted 7lbs10oz and mesured 20.5". He is sooooo precious!! I added a pic!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
28 Jan 08
Congratulation on your bouncing baby boy... i saw the picture and he is very beautiful... so precious... the birth of a baby wether a boy or a girl is something to celebrate about... and i think your whole family is still ecstatic about his arrival... Good thing that you and your baby are doing well, i can just imagine what you've been through... well i think all mothers can relate to your story... Thank you for sharing your journey to the mylot community...
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thank you and yes, the whole family is still pretty ecstatic about the whole thing. Everyday we've been having some of our family over to see baby!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
thanks for the best response mark...
• Canada
28 Jan 08
congrats on the new baby boy
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thank you! Are the kids in the pic yours? They are so adorable!!
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• Canada
28 Jan 08
yep thems my babies. that was when my baby girl was barely a month old....now shes 4 months old already....going way too fast :'(
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@aman1986 (39)
• India
28 Jan 08
congrats mommy...hurray..
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thx!
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
28 Jan 08
So how dilated were you, if you don't mind me asking? Congratulations (again) jewel!
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thx! I was dilated at 2
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Grats to you Jewel. Hope you and son are doing well. Stay safe and healthy. And take your time with this and everything else. Little by little, day by day.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thank you!
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@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
28 Jan 08
Congratulations to you! I hope I get to experience that too, I've been wanting to get pregnant. I hope it happens this year.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thanks! and i hope it happens soon for you. It's when you stop thinking about wanting to conceive that you do. So good luck to you and keep us posted!!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
28 Jan 08
Hello jewel76:-) Congratulations!:-) I am really happy for you and thank you for this detailed discription. It reminded me of all that we (my wife and I) went through almost exactly an year ago when our son was born. It seems all (almost) stories are alike and they end happily. And thank you for sharing picture of your son, he is cute!:-)
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
It is a happy story, the one of birth..thank you!
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Congratulations!!!
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thanks!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
28 Jan 08
hip hip hurrah. welcome Matteo. i gave a + rate on the pix. he is so cute and healthy. CONGRATS
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thx!! He is healthy, thank God!! :)
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
congratulations mommy
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thx!!
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Congratulations on your litte miracle. He is absolutely adorable and i know you are so blessed to have him in your life now. Children are little miracles and they are such a blessing. Cherish every moment you have with him. they grow up so fast. God bless you and your little one
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
thank you!!
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
congratulations on your new role! sure it entails a whole lot of responsibilities, its life changing, for the better :)
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
thx! it does entail a whole new world of responsibilities and worries as well!! but it's all worth it!
• United States
28 Jan 08
congrats! Its amazing once its all over isn't it? I've done it 5 times. LOL
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
5 times?? wow, you're good LOL yes, it is amazing!
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
Wow, congratulations. Thanks for sharing this great news with us. May you continue to be happy and healthy, all of you. May you sleep at every chance you get. Don't feel bad about letting Matteo cry sometimes, they need to relieve their own daily stress too! Shortly (usually less than 20 minutes, which seems forever) they usually cry themselves out. Lots of love to your precious bundle and patience for Dad.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
Thank you! It's hard not to feel bad when they cry though!! But i know i have to let him be sometimes, or else he will end up being spoiled!!
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
28 Jan 08
congratulation for your baby born. He is so cute. You must be a very happy mother when you saw him for the first time. Well at least that was what I feel when my child born.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thank you and yes, i was very happy to finally "meet" my son!!
• United States
28 Jan 08
Congratulations, he's adorable!!!
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
28 Jan 08
thank you!